Missouri State University

Nursing Department

Health Care Management Minor

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Understanding the business of health care 

The nursing department offers a health care management minor to any student interested in the organizational structure of a hospital. This minor can be paired with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor Science degree.

Courses in this minor are designed to teach you about the management styles, economics and legal and ethical  workings of a health care facility. Information in courses will give you a base of knowledge needed to pursue a career in health care management. A variety of subject areas will be covered, including insurance, licensure, finance, human resources, governmental relations, staff management and marketing. Health care management professionals can find employment in many different locations, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Health care consulting firms
  • Clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Mental health institutions

Minor requirements

In order to complete the health care management minor you must finish a minimum of 21 total hours. Some health care management courses require pre-requisites. Please consult with your advisor before enrolling. Students must take 15-16 of the required courses as specified under letter A and choose six hours as specified under letter B. You may choose from the courses you have not taken which will be considered electives to equal the 21 hours it takes to complete the degree.

Health Care Management

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  1. HCM 301(3), HCM 303(3); HCM 504(3) or ECO 504(3); ECO 165(3) or AGB 144(4); MGT 345(3)

  2. Six hours from: ACC 201(3); MGT 341(3); MKT 350(3); NUR 515(3); SOC 341(3) for a total of no fewer than 21 hours.